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Building Collective Power for a Better Future

Tina Curiel-Allen–a writer, poet, community leader, and Next Generation Fellow–offers a glimpse into her past, the challenges she faced during re-entry, and her hopes for the future.

Leadership through Adversity

Cristian Franco, a youth mentor and community advocate, discusses the power of sharing your story and the ways the Next Generation Fellowship helped as he shaped his own.

Pathways from Youth Prisons to Colleges for Young Adults

Dr. Young-Alfaro's recent study, which follows ten young adults attending college after incarceration, finds college success linked to participation in student-led groups and activism.

New Report: California Juvenile Justice Funding in Five Bay Area Counties Shows Opportunity for Reinvestment

A new CJCJ report investigates how California's counties spend millions meant to serve youth locally and finds spending priorities that are out of step with juvenile justice trends and best practices.

From Sitting in Detention to Standing in Culture

2017 Next Generation Fellow, Brayan Pelayo, shares his journey from childhood to community leadership. Brayan works to help transform the justice system into one that provides structural opportunities for racial equality and social justice.

CJCJ’s Exciting Transition, New Fact Sheet, and More!

Cameo House upgrade project will bring CJCJ programs together, new fact sheet finds local juvenile facilities can absorb state system, and CJCJ youth joins peers at San Francisco’s Youth Advocacy Day.

Next Generation Fellowship (NGF) Elevates Justice-Involved Leaders

Applications are now open! The second-annual NGF leadership program brings together emerging leaders impacted by justice-involvement to advance racial justice, cultural healing, and policy advocacy.

CJCJ Transitions to a New Home

This spring, CJCJ is excited to announce our move to a new home in the heart of San Francisco's Mission District!

CA Lawmakers Consider Ending the Treatment of 14- and 15-Year-Olds as Adults

Senate Bill 1391 will end the transfer of younger teens into adult criminal court, keeping them in the juvenile justice system where education and rehabilitation services are mandatory.

California Sentencing Institute now shows 2016 trends

CJCJ’s California Sentencing Institute (CASI) interactive map now shows annual criminal and juvenile justice statistics for 2009-2016.

New Fact Sheet: Local Juvenile Justice Facilities Can Absorb State Youth Correctional Population

CJCJ's new fact sheet finds unprecedented available capacity in California's county-run juvenile halls, camps, and ranches due to declines in juvenile arrests and reductions in juvenile justice facility populations.

CJCJ Youth Mentee Begins College, Budget Advocacy, and More!

Youth Justice Mentoring participant makes strides in work and school, JCRU models effective aftercare for Santa Clara County, and CJCJ pushes the state budget to better serve California’s youth.

New Legislation Increases Employment Access for Justice-Involved Californians

An estimated 8 million individuals in California have criminal records. Increasing access to employment can lessen the negative impacts of justice system contact and benefit communities across the state.

2018 Promises Groundbreaking Justice Reform in California

California legislators have introduced new bills to expand opportunities for justice-involved youth and adults and lessen the harm of justice system contact.

SF Foots Bill for State-Run Juvenile Facilities

The San Francisco Examiner quotes CJCJ's Policy Analyst Maureen Washburn and Senior Research Fellow Mike Males in an article on the rising per capita costs of California's Division of Juvenile Justice.

California’s Local Juvenile Facility Populations Continue to Decline in 2017

New data from 2017 show a continued population decline in California’s local juvenile halls and camps/ranches.

Gov. Brown, The State’s Analyst, & Youth Advocates Argue Over Raising The Age Limit For State Juvie Lock-Ups

WitnessLA references and quotes the blog post, 2018-19 Budget Proposal Would Expand California’s Youth Correctional System at a Time of Falling Populations by CJCJ's Policy Analyst Maureen Washburn.http://witnessla.com/state-analysts-report-calls-for-changes-to-gov-brwon/

Report: Plan to Expand California Youth Prisons Needs Tinkering

The Chronicle of Social Change quotes CJCJ's recent Fact Sheet on California’s Division of Juvenile Justice in an article on Governor Brown's Budget Proposal for DJJ in FY 2018-19.

Reentry Community Dinner, New Report, and More!

A new CJCJ fact sheet investigates rising costs at California’s Division of Juvenile Justice, Cameo House comes together at a Community Appreciation Dinner, and the policy team discusses San Francisco's drug arrest trends at City Hall.

New Fact Sheet: Costs Rise Amid Falling Populations at California’s Division of Juvenile Justice

A new CJCJ fact sheet finds that state spending at California’s state youth correctional system continues to rise despite continued reductions in its youth population.

New Fact Sheet: Racial Disparities Persist Amid Large Drug Arrest Declines in San Francisco

A new CJCJ fact sheet finds that disproportionate felony drug arrests among African Americans in San Francisco continue during a period of drastic changes in the city’s drug policing and statewide drug policy reforms.

Time Cannot Heal All Wounds

Over 95 percent of incarcerated individuals return to the community- what happens then? Rehabilitation, not time spent behind bars, stands at the center of their future success.

Breaking Ground: Two formerly incarcerated men rebuild their lives while rebuilding a Bayview public housing community

The Mission Local, a San Francisco-based newspaper, discusses employment barriers with CJCJ's Director of Community-Based Services Gerald Miller.

By the Numbers: Why California Needs More Drug Treatment, Not Youth Prisons

Hundreds of thousands more youth are on the streets today, policed less than ever. Meanwhile, California crime rates hover near historic lows.

A Mother's Journey, Report on Urban Crime, and More!

Cameo House resident transitions to independent living, new policy fact sheet finds stable urban crime trends amid justice reform, and CJCJ program helps a young man out of confinement and into the community.

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